Wednesday 24th August 2022

Classic Afternoon Tea


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The Experience

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Indulge in the quintessential British experience of afternoon tea aboard the beautiful Northern Belle train.

Let the pace of life slow as you gaze at the scenery and enjoy the delights of travel from a bygone era while enjoying a traditional afternoon tea.

Stretch your legs and take a stroll through the carriages, each of which is named after a British stately home or castle. Marvel at the different designs and attention to detail in each, or browse the train boutique for unique gifts.

An experience to treasure, this makes the perfect treat or celebration gift.


• Round-trip travel on the Northern Belle
• Welcome drink; Prosecco
• Traditional afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones
• On board entertainment including table magician and strolling musicians
• Tea and coffee


A peckish Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford is often cited as starting this very British tradition. As it became fashionable to serve the evening meal at a later hour Victorians bellies started to rumble during the day.

To satiate her stomach Anna began to have tea and light bite in the afternoon. Soon she began to invite friends to join her in this ritual in the drawing room of Woburn Abbey and the trend spread to high class homes across Britain.

In the 1900’s tea rooms sprang up across the country and the social occasion of taking Afternoon Tea continues with earnest today.


£ 260.00 Per Passenger

Glasgow Central Station

Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.


  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.

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